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Better Understanding Nature: What We Have Learned From Animal Rescues

Dr. Bill Van Bonn | Posted 10.26.2016 | Science
Dr. Bill Van Bonn

There many people, organizations and federal agencies involved in animal care in the United States and around the globe. For example, free ranging mar...

Improving Public Health Through Brain Research

Ekaterina Dobryakova | Posted 10.26.2016 | Science
Ekaterina Dobryakova

At the end of June, I found myself running through the streets of Geneva with two other brain mappers--all three of us sweaty from trying to catch the...

The Day Me And Pops Got 86'ed From An Irish Bar

Bill Stieger | Posted 09.27.2016 | Fifty
Bill Stieger

How drunk do you have to be to be barred from drinking in an Irish bar in the 1950s? Well, the answer has to be, drunk enough to drop a two-year-old off a bar stool.

Moving Medical Rehabilitation from Hospital to Home

Catherine Y. Spong | Posted 08.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Y. Spong

One in six Americans--about 53 million people--have a physical disability, and at least 2.2 million use a wheelchair. Disabilities involving visual, h...

It's Not Your Inmates It's Your Staff

Allison McNulla | Posted 08.25.2016 | Impact
Allison McNulla

What should the focus of rehabilitation in prison be in order to reduce recidivism rates? Should correctional institutions focus their efforts on prog...

Mental Health Care For Prisoners Could Prevent Rearrest, But Prisons Aren't Designed For Rehabilitation

The Conversation US | Posted 08.03.2016 | Crime
The Conversation US

Mental health conditions are more common among prisoners than in the general population. And prisoners with untreated mental illness are more likely to be arrested again after they are released.

Education In Prison: A Spiritual Revolution America Needs

Andy Watts | Posted 07.25.2016 | Education
Andy Watts

Higher education for the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated is an extension of King's spiritual explosion of a material atom. Higher education in prison can be for many who are incarcerated a path to wholeness and productivity in various areas of life.

US Attorney's Office On Earning Freedom And Reentry

Michael Santos | Posted 07.14.2016 | Crime
Michael Santos

The US Attorney's One Community Guam" and "One Community CNMI" Conferences show that if we can build safer communities when we tap into every resource, even using the formerly incarcerated.

Healthcare Resorts Offers World Class Health Care To Senior Population

Marisa McPeck-Stringham | Posted 07.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Marisa McPeck-Stringham

The Healthcare Resort of Shawnee Mission, KS Looking at pictures of The Healthcare Resort facilities, you would think you are looking at a five-star ...

What Is the Proper Punishment for Sexual Assault?

Ronald A. Lindsay | Posted 06.20.2016 | Crime
Ronald A. Lindsay

Before we decide what the proper sentence is in a particular criminal case, we should be able to explain what purpose the punishment serves.

Music as Medicine: Why a New Kind of Neuro-Rehab Is Taking Off

Rebecca Strong | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Strong

Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music had a therapeutic purpose -- including to treat depression, mania and even hangovers. In the Native Ame...

How Positive Reflection Changed My Life and Business

Jo Muirhead | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Jo Muirhead

And whenever you are feeling down and need a pick me up, every time something doesn't go to plan, every time you receive bad feedback or a negative response - open up your very own journal and reflect on all the positives. That is what will inspire you. Motivate you. And push you further than you have ever been.

A Revolution With Promises to Keep

Barbara E. Joe | Posted 05.11.2016 | Home
Barbara E. Joe

Back in June 2015, at a book talk at a New York City public library, an audience member had asked me about Sirley Avila, the first time I'd ever heard her name. She had been attacked on May 24. I'd tried to find out more, but reliable information from Cuba is not easy to obtain. Now, less than one year later, here she was, sitting with me.

High Tech Help for Wounded Warriors - Coming to a Facility Near You?

Sherry Gray | Posted 04.26.2016 | Impact
Sherry Gray

CAREN at Bayi Hospital in Chengdu, China Photo Source At Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD, wounded warriors rel...

Book Review: College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons

Anthony Tinsman | Posted 04.14.2016 | Home
Anthony Tinsman

College For Convicts presents the facts, figures and rationale for educating prisoners. Prisoners with a college degree are much less likely to recidivate.

The Honey Badger

Aaron Baker | Posted 03.23.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Aaron Baker

And now that I have pedaled my way to the top of the mountain, I pause for a moment of silence, gratefully thank my body, sip my water bottle and gaze out at the view, while I reflect on my journey.

How One Woman Overcame Her Heroin Addiction

Quora | Posted 03.09.2017 | Women

What happens to heroin addicts when they quit cold turkey, and why is it so unbearable? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network w...

Observations From Below: Automan

Bryan Dooley | Posted 02.12.2017 | Healthy Living
Bryan Dooley

Ever wonder why some people feel the need to encourage other people to "overcome" what they perceive as a barrier, instead of just accepting what they can and can't do?

Leading the March Towards Criminal Justice

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.05.2017 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Bryan Stevenson is unwavering in that vision and in lifting his voice of great moral clarity at the forefront of the struggle. Every new hard-earned and overdue victory should remind us all that we must keep moving towards greater justice for all.

2015: A Year Of Integrating Successfully

Azzedine Downes | Posted 12.17.2016 | Green
Azzedine Downes

This is a huge milestone in conservation, prompting me to declare 2015 the year we proved reintegration of keystone species into the wild after rescue and rehabilitation was possible. Many people, including some esteemed biologists and conservationists, claimed it couldn't be done.

A Conversation with Scott Budnick, Anti-Recidivism Coalition Founder

Seth Ferranti | Posted 12.09.2016 | Crime
Seth Ferranti

Scott Budnick is very well known in Hollywood circles for producing the Hangover series and working on movies with director Todd Phillips. The films they make tend to be humorous and raunchy comedies but besides making big budget Hollywood movies Scott has another passion which drives him.

Reading the Tea Leaves: What Lies Beyond the Prison Gates?

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 11.04.2016 | Crime
Christopher Zoukis

In this day and age predictive crime is what criminal justice is all about. We sentence criminals to a term of imprisonment, which is often mixed with a term of supervised release or parole, to a degree designed to adequately punish them for their misdeeds.

The Unnecessarily High Cost Of Inmate Calling Charges Is An Injustice

Cory Booker | Posted 10.13.2016 | Politics
Cory Booker

The opportunity and ability to turn one's life around is a fundamental principle of justice and of the American Dream. Unfortunately, it seems this principle of American values has gone missing from our broken justice system. Fixing the way inmates interact with the outside world is an important step in restoring it.

This Program Is Giving Sex Offenders Second Chances -- And It's Working

Honolulu Civil Beat | Landess Kearns | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact

One day back in 2003, DeMont Conner sat in a room at the Kulani Correctional Facility, listening to a recording of a frantic 911 call. A woman was on ...

It Ended Before It Began: Criminalizing a Young Brain

Merritt Juliano | Posted 09.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Merritt Juliano

Trying to identify those circumstances where an 18- to 25-year-old might fairly be treated as a juvenile, difficult though it may be, should be a priority for a modern society, particularly for non-violent offenders with a low outlook for recidivism.